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Does my child have a TS?

Tourette Syndrome, or TS, is a disorder of the nervous system that causes children to have “tics.” Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly. A child who has tics cannot stop their body from doing these things. Children with TS have two forms of tics: motor tics, involving movements of the ...

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A very special school

The South Florida School of Excellence is the first Dade County’s Clinical/Educational, and serves students with several learning special needs such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), processing difficulties, learning disabilities, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, slow maturation or underachievement, including those who are average, at-risk, have disabilities, ...

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Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning difficulties.   The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth edition (DSM-5) is used by mental health professionals to help diagnose ADHD. It ...

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Learn The Signs. Act Early. Developmental Milestones.

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.

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DO I NEED AN OT?

Children develop at different rates and some variation is typical; however, in many cases, children benefit from OT.

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SWP: AMAZING EXERCISES!

The Sensory Workout Program can make a difference for children affected by a disruption or delayed learning of life skills and function.

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WHAT ARE THE SEVEN SENSES?

In addition to the five best known senses – taste, touch, sound, sight and smell, there are two others that play an important role.

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HANDS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS

Fine motor skills are abilities to control and coordinate the small muscles in the hand for precise movements.

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BEFORE YOU MAKE A MOVEMENT

Motor planning or “praxis” is our ability to unconsciously (or consciously) plan and carry out purposeful movements with our bodies.

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